CFS 240 Chapter 18 - Chapter 18 Atypical Sexual Behavior...

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Chapter 18 – Atypical Sexual Behavior Atypical: What Does it Mean? Continuum of Behavior: how define “normal” sexual behavior? (mild to full- blown) o not based on love or affection o occur in clusters o maybe compulsive “Non-normative” o Dependency is a preference o Dependency is distressful to self o Dependency is distressful to others Labels: Identity placed on different-ness Stigma: Negative branding, Prejudice o words/phrases that brands a person as undesirable or discredit his/her ways Paraphilia: Sexual arousal and gratification that depends on a fantasy theme of unusual sexual experiences. It becomes a primary source of sexual gratification. Etiology of Atypical Behavior Early crossing of sexual boundaries (incest, rape) Poor parental modeling (values) Low self-esteem Poor interpersonal skills (low confidence) Ignorance about appropriate behavior (poor understanding of human sexuality
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CFS 240 Chapter 18 - Chapter 18 Atypical Sexual Behavior...

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